LSES Weekly Update
Exceptional things happen here!
Week of June 13 - June 17
Tower of Paw Power
6th grade Outdoor Science School
May 16th-18th 6th grade students from LSES attended Outdoor Science School. This year Camp Magruder in Rockaway Beach was the site. The 6th graders kicked off their ODSS experience by tie dying t-shirts to wear as they embarked on their adventure. The bus was loaded by 8:30 and they were off.
After several “are we there yets?” the bus arrived. Counselors sang and clapped as the students climbed off the bus. The teachers were whisked away to be “cloned”. The students were given tours of the sight, moved into their cabins and fed a healthy lunch. After settling in the first field study was experienced.
The field study experiences were exciting and hands on. At water field study the students tested water for oxygenation and caught fish, insects and salamanders on Smith Lake. At animal field study the students dissected squid, played a predator and prey game in the woods and caught mole crabs on the beach. At plant field study the students explored the woods on a very challenging hike (this was listed as a favorite my most!) Earth field study started out on the beach. The kids drew maps of the state of Oregon and crafted the State’s geographical features. When they were finished they used stakes to mark the features. They moved on to studying gyres (whirlpools) and the large garbage islands in the ocean. Last, they visited the onsite compost facility.
ODSS was not all work, a lot of play was had as well. A night hike was a popular event on day one. The students learned a new game called Gaga Ball on the playground. They shot hoops and played soccer. On day two free time on the beach was enjoyed and Dr. Earth (the site supervisor) surprised the kids with a campfire complete with s’mores on the beach!
Many students expressed a desire to go back to Outdoor Science School as a counselor. They wrote notes to their 10th grades selves reminding them of the fun they had.
Proud To Be HSD Festival
A great time was had by all at the second annual Proud to be HSD Festival in downtown Hillsboro on Saturday, May 21. Once again, a highlight of the event was the hilarious Mascot Challenge, which resulted in Captain Crimson from Glencoe High School emerging victorious. Several celebrities participated in the challenge including the Hillsboro Hops’ mascot Barley (2015 champion), Portland State's mascot Victor E. Viking and Portland Winterhawks’ mascot Tom-a-Hawk. Many thanks to everyone who participated in the event—you make us so proud to be HSD!
What's happening this week:
MONDAY, JUNE 13
TUESDAY, JUNE 14
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15
No Early Release
Kindergarten completion ceremony 12:30PM-1:30PM
THURSDAY, JUNE 16
Last day of school!
6th grade promotion ceremony 9:00AM-10:00AM
Early Release 11:05AM
FRIDAY, JUNE 10